Photoshop: Flow shortcut for Wacom tablet Touch Ring

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I was asked by Adobe support to post this on this wishform list.  Currently the wacom touch ring can operate brush size and hardness but not flow (or opacity I assume) because there is no continuous short cut that can respond to the ring control.  The microsoft surface dial DOES have the ability to control size hardness, flow and opacity but adobe support reports that "the Microsoft Dial has beendeveloped as completely different integration so it has a completely differentuser interface and features altogether" (whatever that actually means!) . The point is that Adobe and microsoft must have identified a continuous variable/shortcut to control opacity and flow.  For photoshop tablet users, it would be very useful to be able to assign flow to a touchring function and whoever in Adobe worked with microsoft on the Surface Dial know how to do it.  It would be a great feature - please consider adding this
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Paul Hendley_Phasera

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David Tristram, Employee

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Hi Paul, yes it was I who did the Dial integration in Ps.  I hooked it into brushes by making the Dial an additional source for control input, like stylus pressure and tilt. It would be nice to allow other continuous controllers like the Wacom touch ring to be used that way.  Logitech has a nice rotary controller on one of their wireless keyboards would be good too.  Or MIDI controllers, perhaps.  But Dial speaks to applications through special Microsoft function calls, not shortcuts, so that work is not immediately reusable for other devices.
I appreciate hearing enthusiasm for the alternate controllers, and I’ll remind the Product Managers how expressive they can be. I hope the Ps team gets a chance to enhance the app along these lines. 

David
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Paul Hendley_Phasera

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David - thanks for  clear explanation - I feared Microsoft would have something specific involved - Have a great Holiday season